Pros: good health care benefits
Cons: some managers are poorly trained
Opportunity Village has the happiest clients I've seen in any day program for adults with intellectual disabilities. They truly love their work, their lives are enriched, and they are treated with the greatest respect.
Working as an entry level staff gives you minimal pay, but descent benefits. Management is not consistent through the company, but upper to lower management communication struggles. Taking initiative is not encouraged or rewarded, and upward movement is rare. Staff have been fired without any warning or chance to improve. You do not have a lunch break, but instead eat with clients.
The best part of the job is working with the individuals. They are often full of life and excitement, and they love their staff. The hardest part is dealing with individual behavioral issues.